The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre in Burien, WA: Putting People Downstage Center Since 1966! Our productions, classes, workshops and camps are open to students ages 3 to 22. We are a non-profit youth theatre dedicated to providing professional direction to our young cast members to develop their talents with the backdrop of quality sets, costumes and a live orchestra, to give both the performers and the audience a genuine Broadway musical experience.

MainStage Productions

Announcing our 2016 MainStage Production:
Orphan Chorus Information

MainStage usually starts at age 9, but we are opening our auditions to younger cast members for this production (ages 7–22). We are also providing a modified rehearsal schedule for all candidates who are interested in being in the Orphan Chorus. The Orphan Chorus will appear in two numbers in the opening scene of Oliver!

Orphan Chorus Modified Auditions & Rehearsal Schedule
Workshop Style Auditions May 5 (No preparation necessary)
2 Week Initial Rehearsal July 25–August 5, Mon–Fri, 9am–1pm
Rehearsal Break August 8–19 (No rehearsals)
Pick Up/Review August 22–26 Mon–Fri, 9am–1pm
Tech Schedule August 29/30, Mon/Tue, 4:30–8pm
September 7, Wednesday, 4:30–8pm
Dress Rehearsals September 8/9, Thur/Fri, 4:30–9pm
About the Show

Bringing Charles Dickens' beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart's Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London's underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and — most importantly — for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn't commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin's violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill's thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like "As Long as He Needs Me," "Food, Glorious Food," and "Where is Love," Oliver! is a musical classic.

The Hi-Liners MainStage

MainStage produces a major Broadway musical each year featuring a live orchestra and high-end production values. Students ages 9-22 participate in a rigorous audition and rehearsal process based on the Actor's Equity Association model. Members of the cast are mentored and supported by local professionals in all fields of the theatre arts. In these productions we strive to meet the highest artistic standards in every way, and to provide our young actors with a truly memorable, quality experience.

Show Info:

Performance Schedule
  • Saturday, Sept. 10, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 11, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 18, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 25, 1:30pm
Parent/Cast Meeting

Thursday, May 26, 6–7pm

Rehearsal Schedule

July 25–August 26, Weekdays, 9am–1pm

Tech Rehearsals

August 29–September 9, Weekdays, 4:30–9:30pm (No rehearsal 9/5)

Performance Location
  • Highline Performing
    Arts Center
  • 401 S 152nd St
  • Burien, Washington 98148
  • Map & Directions

Policies & Procedures

View The Hi-Liners Policies & Procedures (PDF) regarding auditions, casting, non-discrimination and tuition.